I’ve honestly been pretty lax with meal planning lately, so I decided to hold myself a little more accountable by sharing my weekly meal plan and a few of my favorite recipes! I’ve been following the Portion Fix system for over a year now, and it really works for me. So that’s what each of my meal plans will be based on primarily!
Y’all, I am ALL about yummy, easy recipes, and seriously, it doesn’t get any better than this!!! 5 ingredients? Toss it in the blender? Bake? Yep, it’s that easy! But it gets better! They’re gluten free, have zero processed sugar (minus some of the toppings), and are full of protein!
I’m always looking for better alternatives for my carbs and had heard of the sweet potato toast trend. I was a bit skeptical but finally decided to give it a try this weekend, and let me tell you, it was a real winner. Even my husband enjoyed it, and he’s always the naysayer when it comes to crazy “health foods.”
I loved this option so much that I decided I’d share my recipe with you so you can give it a try too! It’s SO easy and super-yummy! Plus, it kept me full longer than your typical wheat toast would!
The holiday season brings with it a plethora of challenges when it comes to following any type of nutrition plan. While clean eating isn’t necessarily easy during the holiday season, the flexibility it provides makes it doable, especially with yummy recipes like this easy 3-Ingredient Chicken & Sweet Potatoes made in the crockpot! Don’t take my word for it, though! Give it a try yourself and see how simple clean eating can be even this time of year! Continue reading
Believe me, I’m not trying to rush through fall or anything, but I know how fast time goes. So I am trying to do a little planning ahead, so I was thinking the other day. Why is it that we all make resolutions on January 1st? And, why is it that nearly 38 percent of the resolutions made are weight-related? I’d wager a bet that it’s because we ALL regret all of the indulgences we “enjoy” through the holiday season.
In all reality, though, some people never make real progress on the health and fitness goals because they spend all year working on losing weight and then end up putting it all back on once the Halloween candy hits the counter! Even beyond the weight gain, though, do you realize that a diet higher in carbs and sugar is actually linked to an increase in depression?
So, the holidays are supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year” when we all feel full of love and joy. But, when we combine the stress of managing the Christmas budget, the depression and fatigue that are brought on by indulging in excess carbs and too much sugar and the anxiety of trying to keep everyone happy, and the insecurity of feeling unhappy about how we look…It’s really no wonder we’re all so anxious to make some changes come January 1st!
But, I’m here to tell you there IS another way! And, I want to help! Don’t worry, though, I’m not going to suggest that you eat carrots and celery at Thanksgiving dinner, but I do want to help you enjoy all of your favorite holiday treats WITHOUT the guilt (or extra pounds) that often come with them!